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Ask Mari: My Investments Were Down In January. What Gives?

Question: When I opened my January 2022 statements, I was surprised to see my portfolio lost value compared to the month before. What happened? Answer: We all know that investments – especially stocks – go up and down in value. Still, it comes as a surprise to many investors when they open their monthly statements […]

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Take A Deep Breath. Market Pullbacks Are Normal

The markets have gotten off to a rough start in 2022, giving investors the equivalent of a nasty New Year’s Eve hangover. So perhaps this is a good time to remind everyone that market pullbacks are normal occurrences, taking place about once per year on average. Nonetheless, absolutely no one enjoys the stress and anxiety they can create. It’s […]

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